ZOLL Foundation Board of Directors

The ZOLL Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors, separate and distinct from ZOLL Medical Corporation. The Board has the responsibility to review applications to identify those that are within the scope and intent of the Foundations mission, and to determine the level of support for such projects.

The Board is comprised of representatives of ZOLL Medical who serve on a volunteer basis, as well as independent directors.

John P. Bergeron

Mr. Bergeron is Vice President and Corporate Treasurer for ZOLL Medical Corporation and has been at ZOLL since August 2000. Previously, Mr. Bergeron was a Vice President at Ionics Inc., a global separations technology company, where he was Corporate Treasurer and Tax Director. Mr. Bergeron served in a variety of tax positions at other multinational corporations. He has a BA in business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University.

Ward M. Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton retired as Senior Vice President from ZOLL Medical in 2017. He joined the company in 1992 as Vice President of Marketing. He was elected President of the ZOLL Foundation in 2018. Prior to ZOLL Mr. Hamilton was employed by the City of Pasadena Fire Department, Datascope Corporation and Laerdal Medical. He has worked in the field of resuscitation and devices for more than 40 years. Mr. Hamilton received his BA in Political Science from Hartwick College and holds a Master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Citizen CPR Foundation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, and is active in the American Heart Association.

Coreen M. Packer

Mrs. Packer is a former principal of the Garvey Group, Inc a Real estate investment company, and was a Vice President of Bank of New England in the real estate asset management department. Mrs. Packer received her BA in history from the University of New Hampshire. She is active in many local voluntary community organizations. Mrs. Packer is a Trustee of the Packer Family Charitable Trust.

Richard A. Packer

Mr. Packer, who joined ZOLL in 1992, became President of ZOLL in 1996 and is currently its Chairman. He is also Primary Group Executive for Asahi Kasai Health Care. Mr. Packer holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, as well as an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a former Board Member of MassMedic.

Norman A. Paradis, MD

Dr. Paradis is visiting Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine Dartmouth College and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California. He is also an Attending Physician at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital Lebanon NH and LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles CA. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Paradis has extensive executive experience in medical devices and diagnostics has authored more than one hundred scientific papers and articles and is the Coeditor of Cardiac Arrest The Science and Practice of Resuscitation Medicine.